Senior Care

Senior pets are excellent companions, and advances in veterinary medicine now make it possible for pets to live longer and healthier lives. Pets are considered to be seniors at around age 7, and that’s when special attention and early intervention is needed to maintain optimal health through your pet’s golden years. What may look like the usual signs of “old age,” could actually be indications of painful conditions, such as damaged or abscessed teeth, periodontal disease, or arthritis. Serious problems indicating decreased liver or kidney function, heart disease, diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, or cancer, may also have come on gradually and not be readily apparent.

To stay on top of these changes, we recommend all senior pets undergo a physical examination every six months. During these exams, we also perform routine blood tests and urinalyses that can detect the hidden signs and symptoms of chronic conditions or disease. Treatment can begin early to reverse, treat, manage or control a number of conditions associated with aging. Working together, we’ll help you and your faithful companion enjoy many more years together.
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